Episode 003: Valiantly Defending Jobs | Exponent

This episode is all about the (alleged) Apple Beats acquisition. While it may make a certain amount of business sense, does it signify a small but significant change in Apple’s priorities, and is it a cause for concern? Topics covered include:

The rationale for the acquisition

The difference between making and recognizing market opportunities

What makes Apple uniquely capable of building revolutionary products

Apple’s previous responses when threatened in music

How to think about mergers and acquisitions

How to best motivate employees

Links:

Why Apple is Buying Beats – Ben Thompson

The New M&A Playbook – Clayton Christensen

One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees? – Frederick Herzberg

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